Section B of the RAD Just Cause amendment demands for tenants the privilege of an endless lease. RAD says the endless lease is compassionate. Let’s be real here. To demand the option of an endless lease while homeless people endlessly wait is not compassion, it is self-interest. To preach it as compassion shows no thought even of the existence of homeless people. Section B creates a class of priveleged landed tenants and an under-class of permanently homeless people.
Section B) “This charter provision excludes from ‘just cause’ the expiration of a rental agreement as sole grounds for termination of tenancy.”
In other words, when a lease is over a tenant doesn’t have to move out, regardless of the lease agreement, regardless of people that were waiting for that apartment, regardless of the homeless people waiting in the snow.
((BCS creates emergency housing; we advocate rent control and eviction control. Except for the lease privilege the proposal is our Just Cause amendment that we started in late 2020. RAD added the endless lease option and published it without our permission and without our attorney’s approval.))
How gross that Brattleboro is considering this while town government tries to evict our homeless shelter. This law pretends that homeless people don’t count, don’t even exist. Homeless people should protest around Brattleboro how gross this is !!